Pets on a Plane? Furs Things First

pet travel in the U.S.

Airline Travel with a pet has been a topic of serious conversation for years, even before headlines broadcast an avoidable tragedy involving a pet death aboard a recent United Airlines flight. In that misfortune, a flight attendant ordered the passenger to put her pet carrier in the overhead bin aboard a Houston-to-New York flight. She claimed she didn’t know there was a dog inside. Read more »

Bleisure: Surprising Stats Behind Business Travel

leisure trends survey

It may not seem like stealing but that’s often what today’s business travelers feel that have to do in order to squeeze in a worthy vacation.

New research from the first National Car Rental State of Business Travel Survey shows frequent business travelers are displaying a healthy habit of managing work/life balance on the road – but many are keeping it to themselves. Read more »

Romancing the Stone at Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Zil Payon six senses seychelles

It’s not hard to find romance in exotic resorts hiding in the jungle cliffs, dazzling stone outcroppings and smooth white sand beaches that characterize the Seychelle Islands. The 115-island archipelago in the clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean are more Jurassic than du jour and offer all the steamy scented breezes and other-worldy ambiance one could wish for in an exotic vacation in Paradise. And while romance is what visitors will find at Six Senses Resort Zil Pasyon on precious Félicité Island, guests will get something else: the unexpected.  READ MORE …

Death Valley: Stars, Star Wars & Strange Sybaritics

 

Visiting death Valley

There may be much to say about a 3.3 million-acre national park harboring destinations with names like “Badwater” and “Devil’s Golf Course”. But such natural oases of frontier life are rare these days and have much to offer to those adventurous enough to leave the safety of neon and traffic and travel to where roads end. Only two hours from Las Vegas along routes that run past popular bordellos, past down-on-your-luck gambling halls, two-horse diners selling great tacos, and a lonely, hand-crafted opera house that now stages performances for ghosts, is a world where imagination meets the sky. Read more »

Best Bets in Bangkok for Thai Massage Treats

Thai Massage in Bangkok

While Bangkok offers all the film-quality intrigue of steamy, crowded streets, exotic foods and seductive shopping opportunities, it also offers a buffet of treats for tired bodies through a surfeit of spas.

These can range from impromptu storefront set-ups to eye-popping palaces of sensual splendor, but they will all be sure to offer one primary product: the Thai Massage. Read more »

Travel: Hidden Fees and Quick Fixes

beware hidden hotel fees

By Christopher Elliott

When it comes to new travel fees, the sky’s the limit. Or, in Liz Pollock’s case, the fourth floor of her hotel. Pollock recently checked out of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs Area in Cathedral City, Calif., and discovered a mysterious fee on her hotel bill: a “top-floor” surcharge of $7 per night. Read more »